Reset your strategy for new growth and profit through the pandemic and beyond.

Start the Powerful Strategic Conversation that will give you the winning edge.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil, and upended virtually every aspect of our lives. The business environment is in the midst of tumultuous changes–with more shocks to come. The global economy has been brought to a dead stop, and years of slow growth lie ahead. 

Many companies have taken a massive hit to sales and profits. Customers for everything seek new value, and yesterday’s business models are suddenly obsolete. More of the same is not an option, except for a fortunate few.

There will be both winners and losers in the years ahead. No matter how well or how badly you’re doing today, a STRATEGY RESET is now a matter of extreme urgency. That means a critical rethink of not just your strategy, but equally important, of how you create and execute your strategy.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is RESET-2.png

As a leading independent strategist, best-selling author, and incisive and provocative management thinker, I bring unique and valuable strengths to your business. Whether in one-on-one meetings, team briefings, a once-off workshop or a long-term consulting partnership, I’ll help you and your colleagues rethink your ideas about strategy—and make your future a matter of choice, not chance.

My special skill is in cutting through complexity, simplifying your your strategy, helping you focus on the few actions that will make the biggest impact, and providing the discipline you need to execute fast and effectively.


When you face tough business challenges, you need a hard-nosed approach to strategy. You have to confront reality while also imagining new possibilities. You have to make difficult trade-offs and tough decisions. You have to align and inspire your team to extraordinary effort. And you have to act fast and effectively—and keep learning and adapting.

I’ll help you do all this, and more. My way is no doubt different to anything else you’ve tried, for three reasons:

First, there’s the strategy expertise I’ve developed through years of dealing with a wide range of complex, high-stakes problems, across industries and companies. I know what works and what doesn’t in the real world. My knowledge, experience and judgment—plus my strategic thinking ability—will help you make the best decisions, whatever your circumstances. I’ll challenge your sacred cows and provide insights, ideas, and advice that will enrich your strategy process and give you the most bang for your bucks.

Second, is my unique approach to creating and executing strategy through Powerful Strategic Conversation. It’s simple, sound, and practical, and integrates cutting-edge management thinking with the must-do principles and practices that are key to competitiveness in every business, in every industry. It will help you develop a crisp, clear, and compelling “strategy story,” and ensure effective execution. It will also help you develop the resilience and agility your firm needs to survive and thrive. And it will help you develop a “strategy mindset”—the ultimate competitive advantage—across your organization.

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Third, is the way I engage with you and your team. Quite simply, I don’t beat around the bush or cloud the conversation with pointless fads or irrelevant guff. I won’t waste your time slogging through yet another SWOT exercise or Step 1…Step 2…Step-3 process that takes you nowhere. Instead, I’ll cut straight to the heart of what stands between your company and the future, and involve your people in developing smart and innovative answers to your challenges.

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I’ll help you and your team get the basics right, explore possibilities for new growth and profits, and turn your goals into action. By combining the knowledge and experience that exists inside your organisation with the questions, insights, advice, and solutions that I bring from outside, you’ll move the needle the right way. Your team will learn a great deal about strategy. And your firm will be set for the future.

Strategy is a serious matter—and more so in turbulent times. So best you take it seriously and work with a seasoned strategist who’ll provide sound guidance and practical solutions

As countless clients have found, I make sense of strategy in a way that’ll make sense to you. Like them, you’ll appreciate how fast you get to the decisions you need—and the quality of answers you get.

Tony Manning has helped our executives to regain confidence and true management control of their businesses in volatile and changing circumstances. I can thoroughly recommend him to assist any business with its strategic overhaul or repositioning exerciseChairman

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Despite the complexities inherent in any strategic conversation, Tony continues to demonstrate his uncanny abilities in guiding us through a path that keeps these conversations simple and sensible.

He achieves that by helping us focus on a few drivers that are basic to our business and through which we can make a noticeable differenceManaging Director



  • Simplify your strategy process—and your strategy
  • Focus on the few strategic levers that drive performance
  • Create the new value you need to capture and keep today’s ultra-frugal customers
  • Build an agile business model that brings sales and profits in a tough environment
  • Align and energise your team—even if they’re not in the office—and keep them motivated
  • Use 30-day plans to close the gap between strategy and action
  • Build the competitive strengths you need for the future

Use my simple, sound and practical approach to cut through complexity, craft and conduct a Powerful Strategic Conversation—and outperform your competition.

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Contact me today to start using      Powerful Strategic Conversation

Phone +27 82 800 5862

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